Are there any 3rd party Black Link bands that don't scratch/fade?

Korican100

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I want to try a couple of these i see on Amazon, but the major crux of them all, is that the finish wears off during normal use. Does anyone know of any great replica bands that actually stay black, or last a long time before any issues?

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Strangedream

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Your best bet would be ChargerStore on eBay, his bands seem to be legit refurbished Apple bands sold at a discount.

Personally I would not buy a non-Apple link bracelet cause I wouldn't trust the quality. I got got the genuine SB link from the Apple Store, worn it for over a week and it's still pristine. But as Cruz said, even if Apple bands are better built they will eventually scratch sooner or later.
 
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deeddawg

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Your best bet would be ChargerStore on eBay, his bands seem to be legit refurbished Apple bands sold at a discount.
Just received a SB link bracelet from this ebay seller -- if it isn't OEM I cannot tell the difference. The Ebay listing indicated it had some wear but I can't find it, seems like new. I'm very pleased.

I'd definitely recommend. I'd considered a third party version such as Nomad, but for similar money from ChargerStore I'd stick with OEM.